Savannah is making an extra effort to recycle items typically thrown away every year by college students leaving the city for summer break. At the end of May, the city plans to partner with the Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as Goodwill and Keep Savannah Beautiful, to keep the usual piles couches, microwave ovens and other goods from going straight to the landfill.
Theft of copper and other metals is getting a lot of attention in the General Assembly this year. At least three bills in the legislature aim to strengthen regulations in hopes of stemming losses from metal theft.
Recycling advocates in Savannah's Chatham County are hoping to take advantage of a rarely-used power in the state constitution. They want to force a vote to start a curbside recycling program. Georgia's Constitution allows citizen-initiated ballot questions in certain, local cases.